'Take Back Postpartum' Instagram Encourages Parents To Redefine Life After Birth

April 15, 2015 3:15 PM

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Shortly before mom blogger and public speaker January Harshe gave birth to her sixth child in February, she discovered that some of the content under the Instagram hashtag #postpartum was unfriendly towards new moms. There she found "spam posts and gimmicks" and other decidedly not body positive images, she told The Huffington Post.

Harshe chronicled the phenomenon on her personal blog, and asked her fellow parents to "take back" the word postpartum and redefine what it represents in the social media sphere. She encouraged parents to share their honest and inclusive #postpartum images on her personal accounts -- as well as the ...

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